Geotechnical Design Manual

The objective of this research project is to create a Geotechnical Design Manual that documents the current processes utilized by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) Section 67, Geotechnical Design Group with explanation, hyperlinks and references to the supporting policy, design methodology, test procedures, and project development, coordination, and management. The manual will include at least the following topics: Table of Contents; Project Coordination Process; Consultant Services and Review; Subsurface Investigation Guidelines; Field and Laboratory Testing Procedures; Material Description-Classification-Logging; Geo Mechanics; Geotechnical load factor and resistance design (LFRD) Design; Geotechnical Resistance Factors; Geotechnical Performance Limits; LA Geology Seismicity; Shallow Foundations; Deep Foundations; Embankments; Earth Retaining Structures; Ground Improvement; Geosynthetic Design; Geotechnical Reports; Plan Preparation; Specifications and Special Provisions; Construction quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC); Construction Monitoring and Instrumentation; Geotechnical Software; Geotechnical Design Section Forms; mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) Walls; Reinforced Soil Slopes; Geotechnical Template Plans; and Project Specifications.